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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 14, 2011 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

Ha--yes, never complain about loud bass myself. And, yes, BD, the 14th is/was the birthdate (recall that issue generated a controversy hereabouts? "is" or "was"? they have both passed on...anyhoo, beside the pt) of my ma & one brother. Good show.

Back to bass: big appeal of CREAM (Ha! Surprise ya? No? Didn't think so...) is that Jack is so clear and crisp on lead bass. I realize that this is one reason I like simple bands with lead/bass/drums, if the bass player plays lead, and all the rest as well...Of course, our boys, the DEAD, were in the opposite direction, with two drummers, Bob, kybds, etc., so they often was "fill" to mask our "Phil", sometimes unfortunately, IMHO.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 14, 2011 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

Does that mean you approve of the Who? I just happened on the Isle of Wight concert from 1970 (cable has a purpose), and it's mind-boggling as to how much John Entwhistle controlled a lot of the songs.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 14, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

Oh yes...I would say that "Who's Next" is one of the ALL time great R&R albums, and this owes a huge debt to JE. He doesn't do as much for me as JBruce or Phil or Jack Cassady, but he is up there in the top ten for me for sure.

I think they were an amazing band in their prime (early is better, right?), and that album in 71 was just unreal.

Our HS DEAD cover band I am always on about had a GOOD bass player, and besides talking to me over the many yrs about how amazing JBruce was, he also was one of those that thought JE and W'sNext were just absolutely top notch...ie, that JE was the driving force behind much of "it" for them (exactly as I believe JB was THE force behind CREAM, along with GBaker).

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Aug 14, 2011 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

I'm not a big Who fan, but I'd agree with WT that "Who's Next" is among the best R&R albums. Not to take anything away from John Entwistle, but I believe that the engineering/mixing of Glyn Johns deserves much of the credit for why that album stands out.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 14, 2011 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

If you can, check out the Isle of Wight dvd. It's mind-boggling. And no engineering. :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 14, 2011 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

Yep; I've watched it a FEW times indeed!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 14, 2011 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH Phil er up

An overlooked, BUT v imp point, I'd agree!